Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inauguration

This is so exciting. I ran my errands early this morning so I could be home to watch the inauguration live.


Lucy has lost consciousness due to her excitement


Jeff the Cat, a staunch John McCain supporter, is sulking upstairs and I suspect planning his escape to Canada

They keep showing shots of the crowd - 2 million they are estimating. It's mind boggling and I'm jealous of each and every one of them.

Wolf Blitzer just informed us that this will be the most watched worldwide television event ever. Wow.

Oh Dan Quayle. How I have completely forgotten about you.

Al Gore!

OOOh, they're going to show a satellite image of the mall.**

OK, this is the second time in 30 minutes Soledad O'Brien has mentioned the fact that a black man's vote used to be 3/5 a normal vote. Horrible, yes, but we get it.

George H.W. is looking a little fragile. What's wrong, George? You were jumping out of airplanes 3 years ago.

I wonder if Hillary will be entering with Bill or with the Cabinet members?

Oh there she is - she's with Bill. WOW. Neither of them look very happy. Pretty coat, though, Hill.

Now they're showing all of the moving vans at the White House. AHAHAHAHA

Wow, the peeps are going nuts for the Clintons.

Oh, the Bush twins. See ya, girls.

Good gravy the Obama kids are cute. And gramma! She's going to be living at the White House too. Maybe we'll get a GrannyCam come Christmas time.

OH MY WHAT IS THAT ON ARETHA FRANKLIN's HEAD??

Oh they're already chanting "O-Ba-Ma!!"

Michelle looks stunning.

Oh George. How I will not miss you. Wow, apparently immediately after the inauguration the Bushes are getting the hell out of Dodge. Is that normal? Does the ex-president usually flee Washington right afterwards? Eh, whatever. Sayonara, George.

Cheney apparently injured his back moving and is in a wheelchair. I'm sorry you hurt yourself, Dick, but I'll not cry for your departure, either.

Oh wow. A tepid response at best for the Bush administration.

Obama is going to use the Lincoln bible for the oath - apparently it hasn't been used since Lincoln's inauguration. Wonder how they got permission for that? "Yes we can?"

Joe Biden.

Nancy Pelosi. Did anyone see Nancy's YouTube video? Go check it out. Now.

Barack H. Obama. And the crowd goes wild.

Good speech, Dianne Feinstein.

Steven Spielberg?

Prayers.

Aretha and her hat are performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee". Sing it, Aretha.

CNN is telling us Obama is the 5th youngest person ever elected president. I wonder who the others were? Kennedy. Clinton?
To the Internets!

Joe Biden is now Vice-President.

Yo-Yo Ma! Itzhak Perlman! Hahaha, it's a quartet of musicians, but the crowd went nuts only for Yo-Yo Ma. That is because he rules.

Weird - apparently Obama is already president even though he hasn't taken the oath because they are running late and it's past noon. So says the constitution. Wonder who dropped the ball on the schedule.

Some random guy enjoying the heck out of his pretzel.

Ok, here we go. Oath! Oath!

Awwww...they got apple boxes for the kids.

Really, Chief Justice Roberts? You have one job here today. Now Obama is laughing at you and reciting the Oath correctly, probably from memory.

YAYS!!! Hail to the Chief!

Hats are being launched in the audience.

Cannons.

President Obama will now speechify.

"The world has changed and we must change with it"

That poem was....interesting.


Good luck, Mr. President

**Ok, where was this satellite image we were promised? Anderson Cooper you are a lying liar.

ETA: The Dug sez "God bless you, Santa"

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Arizona Cardinals are going to the Superbowl

Oh. My. God.

The Arizona Cardinals, who have been the joke of the NFL for as long as I can remember, are going to Superbowl 43. Way to go, Cards!

It's been 60 years since they played in a national championship and slipped into this year's playoff season as a Wild Card with a 9-7 regular season record. Basically no one expected them to make it this far.

I actually have a good Kurt Warner (the Cardinals quarterback) story. When we lived in Phoenix, we took a vacation with my parents in northern Minnesota. Ryan and I were sitting in a Starbucks at Sky Harbor Airport before our flight and noticed Warner with one of his little girls standing in line for a coffee. We mouthed 'Kurt Warner!' to each other excitedly.

Then we watched him board our flight with his family and sit two rows in front of us. We giggled to each other.

After meeting up with the Dug and Kristen at the Minneapolis airport, we hopped in a rental car and drove four hours north into the Minnesota wilderness to meet my parents at the very small (10 cabins or so) resort we've been going to since I was a kid.

Kurt Warner and his family were staying 2 cabins down from us. No kidding.

So that's my little Kurt Warner story. Congratulations to Kurt and to all of the Cardinals!


That is one pissed off bird